Netflix just showed off the first fruits of its deal with Wanted, Kick-Ass, and Kingsman: The Secret Service co–creator Mark Millar. Jupiter’s Legacy is a new live-action TV series based on Millar’s comics of the same name, which seems to be setting up an intergenerational conflict between a team of superheroes and their potentially less heroic children.
Jupiter’s Legacy is an original concept from Millar, but it does seem to be playing on some classic superhero imagery. (Note Josh Duhamel’s The Utopian pulling a tractor by hand in what could only be described as a classic Superman move.) The main thrust, though, is the tension between an older generation’s pulpier idea of superheroics and a younger generation who might be more…
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Author: Ian Carlos Campbell